As programmers, we can be a bit obsessive-compulsive. It's not always bad, but sometimes it stops us from actually getting stuff done. And what's that stuff, you ask? Well, it's coding. Of course, we spend much time reading code too, but real learning happens when we dive in and start typing.
When we were coding newbies, any old default dark theme would do the trick. But as we get more experienced, we get insanely choosy in our workspace. I bet you can relate to the thoughts that go through our heads when we're trying to pick a new theme:
"This one doesn't have enough contrast."
"Doesn't support Python syntax? No thanks."
It's a real headache. We waste so much time trying to find the "perfect" theme, only to return to our old favorite theme. Don't get me wrong, finding the right theme can increase productivity, creativity and be a fun way to connect with other coders. But balancing the search for the "perfect" theme with actual work is essential to avoid getting distracted and losing focus on what truly matters - achieving success!
I've rounded up some of the most sophisticated themes out there so you can focus on what really matters. You don't need to scroll through countless options; I've got you covered.
2) Dark++ Theme
4) Min Theme
8) Honorable mention: joey
Why is joey theme an honorable mention? It's because it's my jam! I took a solid theme, and after three years of tinkering, I ended up with a theme that helps developers focus like a ninja. I won't strong-arm you into using it and say, "You have to use it!" because it's about personal preference. But you should give it a shot. If it works for you, then I've done my job.
- Dark++ Theme
- Community Material Theme
- Min Theme
- Horizon Theme
- Atom One Dark Theme
- joey (honorable mention)
Code time, tune in, zone out!